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American Kestrel Wings II - Leather Necklace by windfalcon American Kestrel Wings II - Leather Necklace by windfalcon
A new design for my male American Kestrel wings, but this time with the red scapulars.  I find the red and blue plumage of these little birds to be quite striking.

Hand-carved 7-oz leather with a 2-oz layer on top, and painted with acrylics.

Want a pair of your own?  I have custom listings in my Etsy shop - www.etsy.com/listing/126556062…
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drakora5588 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Where do you get leather?
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The leather I use is called vegetable-tanned leather or 'tooling' leather, and I get whole hides of it from a place in Pennsylvania called Wicket and Craig (they ship nationwide).  You can also get leather from Tandy Leather Factory, which has locations all over the U.S.  I personally don't like the quality of their veg-tan leather, but it's a good place to get tools and supplies.
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bonefish Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You nailed the slate coloration of the males perfectly. I forget, have you ever done a female American Kestrel necklace? That would make a cute pair of necklaces.
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I have! For some reason I never put them up though!
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bonefish Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Maybe you'll post 'em someday? Your raptor necklaces are such a treat to see.
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HannieBananie321 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Hi! Love you work! So is this specific American Kestrel necklace still for sale? Because I am very interested in buying it, as long as it is an American Kestrel. I checked out your store, but I seem to be having a bit of trouble finding the Kestrel necklace- though the other works themselves are just as beautiful!
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi!  This particular one was a commission for someone, but if you click the link above, it will take you to a listing for a custom necklace.  I can remake this if you would like one by ordering it through that link :)
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HannieBananie321 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Cool! I'll probably look into that! :)
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love kestrels! They are such beautiful little raptors. Stunning work here. :aww:
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